Fancy a ‘perishing’ swim? – ITN coverage of the 1965 Serpentine Christmas Swim


See Channel 4

Covering the news on Christmas Day is always challenging – and was equally so in 1965 when ITN sent their roving reporter John Shearer to Hyde Park to interview [and join]the regular Serpentine race swimmers.

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